07/25/2013 05:35 pm ET

Surreal Estate In NYC: An Overzealous Experiment With Communal Living In NYC

Keny Widjaja/

It was the voices. I heard the voices first. Some random, some familiar, all of them angry. On my second night at Surreal Estate, there was an emergency house meeting taking place outside my bedroom door. A woman who was staying with one of the residents accused him of raping her. I could hear her frantic voice: “He raped me! I want him gone! This cannot be a safe community with him here.”

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